Young piano players often play both hands "together," but the articulations between the hands are not actually in sync. In addition, you should of course practice scales with your left hand, but in that case, you use some other fingerings. More exercises. Play a descending C Major scale with both hands Play an ascending and descending C Major scale with both hands This is definitely the most challenging of the three mini tasks, but if you learn to do this, you’ll be able to play other scales, and have great control over your multi-tasking abilities. You will never get anywhere without practice, and even if you put in a good thirty minutes a day, you’ll make a lot of progress. Comments. Practice Scales Separate & Hands Together. So i've been playig the Piano now for just over a month and am trying to self teach myself. This allows you to get the scales down with both hands. Ab Major Scale Db Major Scale Gb Major Scale. I like to practice scales one hand at a time when learning a scale. As such, the result is one of constant flam and grace-note relationships between the two hands. There are a few things I can tell you, but the key thing is practice. These scales are for the right hand. Once you can comfortably play C Major scale with both hands, it’s time to try something a little more challenging. This time, start your scale on G. Use your thumb if you’re playing with the right hand, or the fifth finger if you are using the left. You will notice you can accurately play scales faster when your hands are separate. I'm going to be adding onto Tracey Edgar's answer below with a set of exercises that I use myself. These are additional right-hand exercises concerning the same scale, downloadable as pdf-files: Major scales pattern 1 It's going quite well for how long i've been playing and can play numerous Grade 1 pieces and some Grade 2 pieces fluentlyand can play all of my major scales fluently with each hand individually but i never really thought about playing both of them at the same time like you would a regular piece. Then I slowly bring my hands one octave apart and begin playing them together.